A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height consisting of a shield arched wavy at top blazoned: Celeste, a winged torch palewise enflamed Or, surmounted by a wildcat's face Azure, garnished of the second. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll overlapping the base of the shield inscribed "GOLDSBORO" in dark blue letters.
Yellow and dark blue are the school colors. The cougar is the school's mascot. The torch symbolizes enlightenment and knowledge through education and training. The wings signify preparedness and skill in carrying out duties. The light blue color alludes to affiliation with the Infantry.
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 10 May 1993.